Now, back to the story...I feel like I've pulled a fast one over the whole school beginning with a deal laid out by my mom freshman year. You know that feeling of walking into a store, trying on a dress, realizing it's "the one," and then catching a glimpse of the price tag? Worst feeling ever. I experienced this the weekend before Freshman year Homecoming. I was already skeptical of going to my first school dance. I was newly moved in to a new school and I hardly knew anyone! But I knew I would regret it if I didn't go, so I forced myself. Anyway, my mom understood the promise of such a classic style and offered me this: she would buy me the dress, if I promised to wear it all four years to Homecoming. Hmm, a style challenge, I though to myself. How can I make this dress different, but uniquely mine for four different occasions?
|Freshman year: The theme was "An Evening in Black and White." That's why I bought a black and white dress.|
|Sophomore year: the theme was "Red Carpet." I pulled my hair back and wore my neck and arms bare for simple, sophisticated, old Hollywood elegance.|
|Junior year: the theme was "Neon." I wanted to spice up the look without sacrificing my conservative style, so I painted my nails a blood red, removed the straps, parted my hair in the middle, and wore a dark eye and a red lip.|
|As the theme was "Aloha, Hawaii!" I decided to go bohemian meets sophisticate. I slipped on my espadrilles and painted my nails bright colors. (Don't forget to wear your nail polish as an accessory!)|